Strikes set first test for DRC's Tshisekedi

2019-02-07 06:59

Felix Tshisekedi is facing his maiden test as president of Democratic Republic of Congo - not from rivals in the political arena, as many have expected, but from striking workers.

UPDATE: DRC's new leader vows to combat corruption

2019-01-24 18:31

Democratic Republic of Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi is vowing to take on the country's widespread corruption, asserting that billions of dollars are lost per year.

DRC vote data reveals massive election fraud – report

2019-01-16 13:35

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition leader Martin Fayulu was a clear winner in the central African nation’s December 19 polls, according to data obtained by the Financial Times

The Latest: Opposition candidate votes in DRC election

2018-12-30 10:42

Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu voted in central Kinshasa at the Gombe Institute, the same polling station where outgoing President Joseph Kabila and ruling party candidate Emmanuel Shadary voted earlier.

DRC: the Joseph Kabila years

2018-12-17 13:07

Joseph Kabila came to power in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001, ruling during a period of bloody insurgencies and deadly protests against his extended mandate.

Influential church on election stump in DRC

2018-11-26 15:39

The influential Catholic Church has joined the electoral fray as the Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for next month's watershed presidential election to choose a successor to veteran leader Joseph Kabila.

Pro-Kabila candidate unveils platform for DRC polls

2018-11-19 21:30

President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor has unveiled his platform ahead of a landmark election in the Democratic Republic of Congo next month.

Kinshasa's archbishop, a government critic, steps down

2018-11-02 10:32

Laurent Monsengwo, archbishop of Kinshasa and a vocal government critic, has stepped down, the church has said, just weeks before key elections to replace President Joseph Kabila.

DRC presidential hopeful says she was barred from travel

2018-10-19 12:37

The sole woman candidate in Democratic Republic of Congo's tense presidential race has accused the government of blocking her from travelling abroad, two months before elections to replace Joseph Kabila.

UN offers logistical support for DRC's December polls

2018-08-28 16:30

Several members of the UN Security Council have said that the UN was ready to offer logistical aid for presidential elections this December in the DRC, which has rejected all offers of support.


DRC's new leader completes 1st peaceful transfer of power

2019-01-25 07:51

Democratic Republic of Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi made news as soon as he was sworn into office by announcing he would release all political prisoners and by praising his father, the late opposition icon Etienne, calling him "president" to cheers from the crowd.

US recognises Tshisekedi after controversial DRC vote

2019-01-24 07:30

The United States has recognised Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power.

DRC runner-up claims victory, will file election challenge

2019-01-12 12:43

Democratic Republic of Congo runner-up Martin Fayulu has announced he will file a court challenge to the presidential election results, while his opposition coalition asserted he actually received 61% of the vote according to the findings of the influential Catholic Church's observers.

DRC's outgoing president Kabila votes

2018-12-30 09:27

Amid rainy weather, Congo's outgoing President Joseph Kabila and his chosen successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, have voted in the country's presidential election

Two Rwandan soldiers killed by rebels on DRC border: Kagame

2018-12-15 09:48

At least two Rwandan soldiers in an attack by rebels who had crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Paul Kagame has said.

Top Africa stories: MDC's Chamisa and the Motlanthe commission, DRC elections

2018-11-22 10:05

It’s still not certain whether MDC's leader Nelson Chamisa will agree to appear before a commission of enquiry into deadly post-election violence this week, and DRC's political situation remains "confused" as the country gears up for elections.

UN 'increasingly alarmed' by fighting in eastern DRC

2018-11-14 18:49

The UN has sounded the alarm over fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, warning that violence, which is unfolding alongside an Ebola outbreak, could hamper next month's elections.

DRC rulers denounce 'cheating' in pre-vote poll

2018-11-01 19:42

Supporters of President Joseph Kabila have denounced alleged cheating in an opinion poll that placed two opposition leaders well ahead before a presidential election due on December 23.

Banned Bemba denounces DRC vote as 'parody'

2018-09-04 21:00

Former DRC warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba has denounced a long-delayed December presidential election as a "parody" after he has been banned from contesting and accused President Joseph Kabila of trying to hand pick a successor by eliminating serious rivals.

Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially been sworn-in as the president of Zimbabwe following a bitterly disputed election. See some of the pictures from his colourful inauguration in Harare over the weekend.

Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially been sworn-in as the president of Zimbabwe following a bitterly disputed election. See some of the pictures from his colourful inauguration in Harare over the weekend.

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